Sophisticated legal analysis, like effective presentation of facts, is critical to success in court. It is,
however, a separate discipline requiring specialized training and skills. The Mayer
Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group has assembled a large number of practitioners with
extensive experience and demonstrated talent in the field of appellate litigation.
Our practice group gives special emphasis to in-depth legal research and policy analysis, relying on
economics and social science literature as well as conventional legal authorities. We are
experienced in constitutional interpretation, analysis of complex legislation, and presentation of
policy arguments through the Brandeis-brief technique.
Our practice group typically brings together a combination of talent to develop the most fruitful
litigation theories and to focus research needed for legal briefs. Although senior lawyers receive
assistance from junior members of the practice group, the senior lawyers themselves participate in
all phases of the drafting and review of appellate briefs. The aim of the practice group is to produce
arguments and briefs that are not only meticulously researched, logically developed, and correctly
attuned to particular courts, but also highly readable and engaging to busy appellate judges.
Cases handled by our practice group frequently require specialized techniques of litigation
management and multi-party coordination. Amicus curiae support often must be solicited from
influential trade associations in the private sector. State, federal, and foreign government units also
must be approached to explore amicus curiae participation. And the latest scholarly research must
be brought to bear on issues of public policy. Our practice group provides this specialized case
management in addition to the highest quality briefs and oral arguments.